Following the good idea of one of my youtube subscribers (thanks GAMER GERMAN), I accepted to challenge myself to create more advanced gemstones materials in BLENDER 2.8 - So was decided that opal gemstones where attractive in particular. Here is the result, and I also took the occasion to create an Art Nouveau necklace to make a nice setting for my opals.
I hope you like the resulting render, all in CYCLES 2.8 - my OPAL textures uses NO IMAGES, it was achieved with underlaying geometry and nodes (I think my material doesn’t have nothing peculiar in the nodes settings, but rather in the geometry used). The other textures are from fotos I took last december and this week. Modeling in BLENDER 2.8, which I must state, is already a pleasure to use. I will be posting my OPAL material as soon as I can, but after I can release the tutorial on the same matter.
I will very likely craft the jewel in real life (that’s my main job), as the 3D model has all the necessary caracteristics to be 3D printed.
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